Sixers Drown Pelicans

Two teams going in opposite directions met up at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday the 13th.

The free falling New Orleans Pelicans (6-20) were hoping to put an end to their 10 game losing skein while Philadelphia (20-7) held the hot hand, winning 8 of their last 10 games.

Philadelphia had not lost a home game and pushed the streak to 14-0.

The Sixers came out with energy and put up a 39 point first quarter to assume control. 39-25.

The Pelicans showed no quit and answered with a 32 point output of their own to close the half with the home team in front, 62-57.

New Orleans kept battling but with Zion Williamson out due to injury were unable to keep up.

A bright spot for the visitors was Brandon Ingram who knocked down 32 points and former Sixer, JJ Redick chipped in 19.

Philadelphia received a combined 78 points from their big three.

Tobias Harris,30 points, Ben Simmons 24 and Joel Embiid also knocked back 24 to lead the onslaught.

The Sixers had the edge on the rebound side, 47-45 and outshot the Pelicans, 49.4% to 35%.

Philadelphia runs its home record to 14-0 and go on the road to take on the Nets at 6 pm Sunday, December 15.



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